Kleinfeld Bridal to open in Hudson’s Bay flagship in Toronto
New York — Kleinfeld Bridal, the iconic New York bridal retailer and star of the hit reality show “Say Yes to the Dress,” will open a 20,000-sq.-ft. salon in Hudson’s Bay’s flagship location in downtown Toronto in early 2014. The Hudson’s Bay Company has exclusive rights to the brand in Canada.
"We are so happy to bring the leader in bridal fashion, Kleinfeld Bridal, to Hudson’s Bay, and to Canada," said Bonnie Brooks, president, Hudson’s Bay Company. "Bringing Kleinfeld to Canada further supports our overall product differentiation strategy for Hudson’s Bay, which is to deliver new, relevant and exclusive brands and concepts to the marketplace. This incredible partnership will further our position as Canada’s headquarters and leading destination for gift registry, and now for designer bridal wear.”
According to a report by The Globe and Mail, Kleinfeld Bridal will assist in training staff for the Toronto store, which will be operated much the way Hudson’s Bay runs Top Shop stores within Hudson Bay stores.
“No big store like the Bay has ever undertaken to do bridal the way they’re going to do it with us,” said Ronald Rothstein in the report.
Founded in 1941, Kleinfeld operates a 35,000 –sq.-ft. flagship salon in Manhattan’s Chelsea area.
Report: Wegmans looking to open in Boston
New York — Wegmans is looking to open its first location in Boston, according to a report on Boston.com.
The company reportedly is seeking to open at the Landmark Center, an office and retail complex that is being redeveloped. Wegmans anticipates that an agreement for the site will be reached “in the near future,” the report said.
7-Eleven leases 17 stores in Cleveland area
Dallas — 7-Eleven will rebrand convenience stores in Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Lorain counties as part of a 19-store lease from Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Gas Partners LP.
The effective date of the leases will vary, but all leases are expected to be in place by March 31, 2013.
Lehigh Gas Partners will retain ownership of the 19 sites and will continue to provide wholesale distribution of motor fuels to each site. The fuel will continue to be sold under the "BP" brand. 7-Eleven will rebrand the stores as "7-Eleven" stores and will manage the convenience-store operations.
The retail fuel business at the 15 stores in Cuyahoga County and four in Lorain County will continue to be owned and operated by Lehigh Gas — Ohio, LLC.